I have huge hopes that this will result in ironing out the e2e encryption out of beta and improving the UI of verification and key management. I have huge hopes for matrix/riot, I want to see it succeed.
One of the slack channels I’m on is evaluating it now to switch, it clearly still needs work but it’s not the worst thing. I’ve heard the server is pretty terrible to run so I’ve only experienced it from a client perspective. I’m hoping that France is invests in making the system better, I’d rather use Matrix/Riot than Slack/Discord/any of the other 100 proprietary chat apps.